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 PATRICK NICOL

 


Name:

Patrick Nicol

AKA:

Football Shirt Murder

D.O.B:

 
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

August 1999

Kill Place:

Stirling

Status:

Single

Occupation:

Welder
Victim: George Reid

D.O.B:

1959

 


Court:

Perth High Court
Case No:  

Judge:

Lord Osborne

Prosecution:

Duncan Menzies QC

Defence:

Maurice Smyth

 

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FACTFILE

Nicol had a busy year working two jobs, one in a Chinese restaurant, the other as a welder, He was a devoted Rangers Football fan, He got out 350 from the bank on his first day off in a long while and brought himself the Rangers football kit. 

7th August 1999, In the Local pub, The Falcon Bar, in Stirling, with friends, someone lit a cigarette, somehow the flame got onto the new Rangers football shirt and burnt a whole. Nicol left for home angry and agitated.

A while later outside his home in Mayfielsd Court, Nicol came across neighbour George Reid, who happened to be wearing a Celtic football shirt. Neighbours later reported hearing tithe two men arguing in the street. Nicol attacked Reid, stabbing him in the chest, despite the injuries Nicol made George walk through neighbouring streets, leaving a trail of blood, to a piece of waste ground close by. Nicol the set about Reid with a seven-inch knife, nearly severing his head and almost cutting off an ear. In total his frenzied attack amounted to 100 stabbings. The victim also had defence wounds on his hands and arms, as well as his legs.

Once on the ground and incapacitated, Nicol then set fire to Reid's Celtic shirt, leaving the man for dead he went home, cleaned up and went to bed.

The next day his mother realised something was not right, when questioned by police Nicol admitted the murder, adding "I don't know how people who get away with it feel. I have been carrying this for eight or nine hours."

Wednesday 17th November 1999, Sentenced to life with a minimum term of 15-years.

Sentence cut to 12-years on appeal.

February 2009, Nicol is being allowed out on day release to study for a degree at Napier university.

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